Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Autism Aid for Military Families

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, Wednesday applauded Congressmen John Larson (CT-1) and Walter Jones (NC-3) for introducing bipartisan legislation that would assure military families receive necessary therapies for dependents who have autism.
The legislation would clarify that TRICARE –- the Department of Defense's health care program for members of the uniformed services and their families –- covers medically necessary autism therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis for dependents of both active duty and retired service members who have autism.
The bill was introduced as the 'Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act.'

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